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Social history

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Document 'Shades Of Meaning': The Significance Of Hair Colour In Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret (1862) And Rossetti's Lady Lilith (1866–68, Altered 1872–73), Jessica Lenihan

In a culture obsessed with physiognomy, where the Victorian female body was a canvas of symbols to be read, the portrayal of hair – and...

Social history, Gender, Sexuality, 19th century view
Link British newspapers 1800-1900

Access to the contents of  49 national and local newspapers printed between 1800 and 1900, with two million pages of searchable digitised content...

Newspapers, Social history, Economic history, Local history view
Link Charles Booth on-line archive

Extensive information about social reformer Charles Booth (1840-1916) and his seminal survey into life and labour in London (1886-1903).

19th century, Victorian, Social history, Social reform, Poverty, Houses & housing, Employment, Historical Maps, Urban & metropolitan history, London, History view
Link Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Learning Resources

Detailed histories of the two World Wars, including personal stories

Social history, 20th century, Second World War, First World War, History view
Document Corporal Or Psychological Punishment? A Comparison Between Newgate Prison As Described In Contemporary Images And In Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders And Jeremy Bentham’s Model For The Panopticon, Maria-Gloria Simpson

This article deals with the effects that the material shape of a prison and its system of punishment may have on offenders and touches on the role...

Social history view
Document Empire And Its Discontents: An Examination Of Kilmainham Gaol And Aapravasi Ghat, Robert Deba

Despite being separated by over 6,339 miles, Kilmainham Gaol and Aapravsai Ghat are inextricably linked as artefacts documenting the legacy of the...

British empire, Social history view
Link Fairground Heritage Trust

An extensive collection of photographs relating to British fairground history, with interesting essays on fairground people, rides and attractions...

Fairgrounds, Entertainment, Social history, 19th century, 20th century, History view
Document From St Giles to Marylebone: The gin mad girl and an MCC Tie by David Allen

This article traces the changing status of gin in nineteenth-century British culture by exploring two artefacts: an image from The Drunkard’s...

gin act, Gin Lane, MCC, George Cruickshank, Social history, cricket, British culture, Victorian Culture, 19th century view
Link Historic UK

Searchable articles on topics related to the history of England, Scotland, Wales and Britain generally, including information on the Kings and...

Monarchy, Social history, History view
Document Investigating Personal Character: Sir John Barnard – A Portrait and A Present for an Apprentice, Harold Pearce

The most highly influential business book of the twentieth-century was based upon the learning from over 200 years of success literature and was...

Portraiture, Social history, 18th century view
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